“Strikeforce – Challengers Series 5” weigh-in results & photos

Wow, Kerry Vera and Kim "Sugar Free" Couture looking too good.
Photo by: Esther Lin/Strikeforce - Kerry Vera and Kim Couture looking too good.

The weigh-ins for Friday’s Strikeforce – Challengers Series 5 took place today at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. The event, which features a welterweight headliner between undefeated Tyron Woodley and Rudy Bears, airs Nov. 20 on Showtime beginning at 10 p.m CT / 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on west coast).

There was only one fighter on the card that did not make weight. Brian Davidson, who is fighting Russel Patrick in a featherweight *145 lbs.) match on the preliminary card, came in weighing 147 lbs. Other than that, everyone was spot on.

Here are the results and photos from today’s weigh-ins:

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Live MMA action returns to Showtime on Friday, Nov. 20: “Strikeforce – Challengers Series 5” preview

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Strikeforce returns to action with Strikeforce – Challengers Series 5 Friday night, Nov. 20, 2009, at Kansas City Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. The main event features a welterweight bout between undefeated submission phenom Tyron Woodley (5-0) taking on fast-rising Rudy Bears (10-3), who is on a six-fight win-streak.

Woodley has submitted all five of the opponents he has faced. Woodley’s first pro fight was in 2006, and he submitted Alex Carter via rear-naked choke. Woodley had no professional MMA bouts from 2007-2008, but he returned to competition this year with a bang.

Woodley has already fought four times this year, and submitted every one of his opponents (one was due to strikes). Four of his five victories have come in the first round, and his most recent victory, over Zach Light at Strikeforce – Challengers 3, came via armbar in the second round.

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Tyron Woodley vs. Rudy Bears in Strikeforce Challengers main event on Nov. 20

NEW YORK (Oct. 16, 2009) – Fresh off a sparkling victory on Sept. 25, budding superstar and two-time All-American wrestler at the University of Missouri, undefeated Tyron “T-Wood” Woodley (4-0) of St. Louis, will come back on Friday, Nov. 20, when he faces dangerous Rudy Bears (13-5) of Kansas City in the featured bout of an outstanding Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) card at historic Memorial Hall in Kansas City.

The highly regarded Woodley will be making his main event debut in the scheduled three-round, 5-minute welterweight (170 pounds) bout that will be one of five televised on SHOWTIME at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast).

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“Strikeforce Challengers: Cummings vs. Kennedy” play-by-play commentary and results

“Strikeforce Challengers: Cummings vs. Kennedy” takes place tonight, Sept. 25, 2009, at the SpiritBank Event Center in Tulsa, Okla. The main card airs on Showtime beginning at 10 p.m. CT. As with all Strikeforce events, PROMMA.INFO will be providing live play-by-play commentary on all the action. So join us tonight as these up-and-comers in the world of MMA try to leave their mark on the sport and on their opponents.

Quick Results:

  • Tim Kennedy def. Zak Cummings by submission (north-south choke) Rd 2 (2:43)
  • Ray Sefo def. Kevin Jordan by submission (verbal) Rd 2 (:24)
  • Tyron Woodley def. Zach Light by submission (armbar) Rd 2 (3:38)
  • Thomas Longacre def. Travis Calanoc by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Daniel Cormier def. Gary Frazier by TKO (ground n’ pound) Rd 2 (3:39)
  • Jeri Sitzes def. Lacey Schuckman by TKO (strikes) Rd 3 (2:18)
  • Paul Bradley def. Levi Avera by unanimous decision
  • Trey Houston def. Brandon Gaines by submission (arm triangle choke) Rd 2 (1:28)
  • Kenny Giddens def. John Carson by submission (D’arce choke) Rd 2 (4:15)
  • Josh Pulsifer def. Nick Gibbons by submission (D’arce choke) Rd 1 (1:05)
  • Dillon Smith def. Lemont Davis by submission (rear naked choke) Rd 1 (1:15)

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Strikeforce, Action Fight League, G-Force, M-1 Challenge, Art of War and ADCC Picks

Andy Wang, everyone's favorite TUF Ronin, is back in action this weekend
Andy Wang is back

Recap
When I needed a big weekend to keep the percentage above 80, I failed. I ended up going 12-5 (1NC). That brings my picking record to 79-22 (10NC) which is a picking rate of 78%. This weekend we take a look at the next Strikeforce Challengers card as well as this year’s ADCC tournament.

Strikeforce Challengers “Kennedy vs. Cummings”
Tim Kennedy (9-0) vs. Zak Cummings (10-0)

Expect Tim Kennedy to win this battle between prospects. Kennedy will have success by taking Cummings down and implementing his ground game. Cummings has been impressive in his MMA career, but Kennedy will give him his first loss.
Pick = Tim Kennedy

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Undefeated Tyron Woodley takes on Zach Light at Strikeforce Challengers

Tyron Woodley will take on Zach Light at Strikeforce Challengers on Sept. 25
Tyron Woodley will take on Zach Light at Strikeforce Challengers on Sept. 25

NEW YORK (August 31, 2009) – Budding superstar and two-time All-American wrestler at the University of Missouri, Tyron “T-Wood” Woodley (5-0) of St. Louis, will face his sternest test to date when he meets former Tito Ortiz protégé, Zach “The Lisbon Outlaw” Light (4-8) of Huntington Beach, Calif., in a welterweight (170 pounds) fight at the STRIKEFORCE Challengers event in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Friday, Sept. 25.

The three-round, 5-minute mixed martial arts (MMA) encounter at SpiritBank Event Center will be one of the five fights televised live on SHOWTIME.

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